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Classical India


Five relationships Confusion philosophy about social order where everyone has a place and respect is paid to elders, parents, and the government
Golden age A time in a culture of high achievements in arts, literature, mathematics, and science. Generally occurs in times of peace and economic prosperity
Ganges river A river flowing southeast from the Himalayas in northern India into the Bay of Bengal. The river is sacred to Hindus.
Gupta empire Ruling dynasty in India during its golden age. Responsible for many achievements, including the concept of zero and decimal system
Himalayan mountains A mountain range extending about 1500 miles along the border between India and Tibet. This mountain range isolated India from China
Monsoon Seasonal wind of the Indian Ocean and Southern Asia, blowing from the southwest in summer and from the northeast in winter.
Siddhartha Gautama Founder of Buddhism in India. Also known as Buddha
Confucionism A philosophy that teaches that there is a natural social order to society which can best be explained through the five relationships
Hinduism A polytheistic religion that was formed from a variety of different religious practices.
Caste system A rigid social class system in Hinduism. Contains four castes determined at birth; priests, warriors, merchants/artisans, and laborers.
Buddhism Buddhism developed in India by Siddhartha Gautama, and shares many of the core concepts of Hinduism. Believed in endless reincarnation
Created by: April.scott
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